This is one of the most loved statues we have. It is sure to start a conversation and is a very thought-provoking piece. The sculpture goes by many names: "Rheinhold's Monkey," "Darwin's Ape," "Smart Monkey," "Monkey with Skull," and I'm sure other names throughout the years.
The original piece has the ape sitting on a stack of books. One of the books is marked "Darwin" and the book at his feet is the open Bible with one of the pages torn. Another detail is a set of calipers (an instrument used to measure things) hanging from the ape’s foot. So the sculpture is asking which is true—did I evolve and I will really become a man someday or was I created an ape and will always just be an ape? The calipers as well as the stack of books he sits on (that he must have read) suggest that he is contemplating this. Darwin's Ape is a wonderful sculpture and thought-provoking piece.
We have professional bronze sculptors who have paid attention to make statues when they were younger, they have rich experience in making this thinking monkey statue. If you are interested in the Monkey Holding Skull sculpture please feel free to contact us.